Gala Alpik Esto Sadok Hotel

The 3-star Gala Alpik Hotel is located on a mountainside in Esto Sadok. The building is built in the style of an alpine chalet. A convenient asphalted entrance leads to the entrance. For guests arriving at the train station or airport, a chargeable shuttle service is available. The location by the road gives its pros and cons. On the one hand, you do not have to look for a hotel for a long time. On the other hand, some guests complain about the noise from passing traffic. Despite this, the hotel has long been chosen by companies for the organization of corporate recreation, skiers and representatives of business structures. It is convenient to relax, retire and hold all sorts of business meetings. You can’t come with animals, but you can come with a small dog. Smoke only in designated areas.

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Location and history

The hotel is 45 km from Sochi International Airport. The journey time by taxi is 45 minutes, by public transport a little longer. The style of the mountain chalet was not chosen by chance. The building was built in the heart of the all-season resort area of Krasnaya Polyana – Gorki Gorod. Here everything is within walking distance: lifts, ski rental points are located right in the hotel, the casino is only 200 meters away, the Shopping center “Gorki Mall” with its shops, markets, souvenir shops and entertainment venues.

A good location guarantees vacationers a variety of leisure. In addition, you can always go to Sochi to stroll through the streets of the city or go to the beach (in the summer season). Bus stops are nearby, and the administrator will always tell you how best to get to a particular place. Cable cars make it easy to reach the Olympic Village and take advantage of its leisure facilities. For tourists in Krasnaya Polyana there is so much entertainment that it is time to start a special calendar and record the planned events. The hotel is located at 150 Estonian Street.

“The location is great! Across the street is a huge shopping center with a water park. There you can walk throughout the day (if the weather is not flying). Dozens of cafes, shops, bars. As long as you go around everything, the day will be over. Another huge plus is the lift a couple of hundred meters from the entrance” Denis, Russia

Room stock

To accommodate guests prepared 44 rooms with all amenities in two buildings. Not every room has a panoramic balcony, but everywhere there is a bathroom, there is the necessary furniture, household appliances. The rooms are decorated using the traditional color scheme for a mountain chalet – muted pastel colors plus a rich color of wood. On large windows there are light curtains and thick curtains. Be sure to have a desk and chair, regardless of the level of comfort. As a décor, fresh flowers in vases are used.

“The rooms are very clean and warm. I would like to note the convenient location of the hotel. Our windows overlooked the mountains, so you could open the window for ventilation even at night. A beautiful view from the window to the Caucasus Mountains opened every morning. We went down to the café to drink a cup of delicious boiled coffee in the Turk (they did not take breakfast). This room has a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom. Bedding clean, comfortable pillows, blanket, mattress. Blackout Curtains» Natalia, Russia

Rooms include the following types of hotel rooms:

  1. Standard (18 sq.m) – designed for resettlement of 1 or 2 people. On request, 1 or 2 beds can be installed.
  2. Studio (28 sq.m) may well accommodate up to 3 guests. In addition to beds, there is a comfortable sopha. These rooms have a mini fridge and a safety deposit box.
  3. Suite (38 km.m) consists of two rooms. In the bedroom there is a double bed, in the living room there is a sofa, which can also become extra beds for two people. Suites are designed for 2 – 4 guests. From the furniture here added coffee table, as well as provided a tea set.
  4. Deluxe (44 sq.m) also consists of two rooms. In the bedroom there is a large bed (king size), in the living room – a set of upholstered furniture, a dining table, comfortable armchairs for reading.

Children under 5 years old stay free of charge if they do not occupy a separate bed. Check-in starts at 14.00 and the estimated time is set at 12.00. The reception is open 24 hours a day. There is an individual check-in/check-out service. The property will provide luggage storage upon request. Free parking spaces are also provided.

The hotel has conditions for the stay of people with disabilities on its territory. A special ramp is equipped, handrails are installed in the toilets. Everywhere there is access to the Internet (wireless Wi-Fi network). The hotel management regularly holds promotions to attract new guests. For example, early bookings offer a discount on accommodation, the amount of which is discussed individually.

Meals and restaurants

A buffet breakfast is served daily for all guests. It is not included in the price. The price is fixed – 200 rubles (actual for December 2020). The breakfast room is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the winter season. The second hall of the restaurant is designed to serve guests on the menu. Restaurant “Cilanta” specializes in European, Caucasian and Georgian cuisine, opens its fireplace room for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The menu of the restaurant is diverse, although so far there is not a very large choice. Guests note the cozy atmosphere, pleasant interior, fast service, reasonable prices. The average check per person will be 1000 rubles (actual for November 2020). If you do not like the food in the hotel restaurant, you can always go to another. Moreover, there are more than enough of them in the district.

Restaurant “Gostidze” is located nearby (Gornaya Karusel Street, 4). He specialises in Georgian cuisine and grilled dishes. Open from 10 am until the last guest. There is a specialized menu for vegetarians. The object belongs to the network of restaurants “Guests of the group”. This is a colorful institution representing all the splendor of Georgian culinary art. Very atmospheric place, a little expensive for a daily visit, but it is definitely worth a visit.

Restaurant “Guests +540” (Gornaya Karusel Street, 4) invites meat eaters. To create a pleasant atmosphere, panoramic windows are installed in the hall, an open terrace is equipped, a modern interior is created. Guests appreciate this place for its perfectly fried steaks and an excellent wine list, which features 50 wines from all over the world. The meat restaurant is decorated in the style of a mountain chalet pub.

Bar Sova v Drova Bar & Kitchen (4 Mountain Carousel Street) is a new institution that has become famous for European cuisine and special offers for vegans. Clear menu and wine list, fast service, hookah for dessert – the basic principles of this institution. At affordable prices, a comfortable stay on soft sofas is provided.

In addition to restaurants, near the shopping center “Gorki Mall” there are a large number of cafes, restaurants, kiosks with fast food, coffee shops and beer bars. You can organize your own meals and get acquainted with the offers of all local cuisines.

Leisure and entertainment

The hotel has all the conditions for rest after sports and active pastime. 400 meters from the entrance there is a lift “Carousel-1”. In one and a half kilometers there are three cable cars at once, rising to the ski areas “Laura” and “Alpika”. Hotel Gala Alpik offers ski passes for sale, storage of ski equipment, rental of sports equipment. Everything is located on the ground floor in the main building. During the winter season, a free shuttle service to Rosa Khutor Resort is provided.

Attention! You’ll have to get back on your own. There is also no transfer to the Black Sea beaches in the summer.

If you are not satisfied with the prices in the hotel rental office, then on the way to the lift you can contact other points for renting sports equipment.

Lift Carousel-1 is directed to the ski infrastructure of the resort area “Mountain carousel”. The sports and tourist complex offers about a hundred types of entertainment, which can be divided into seasonal and year-round. In winter, 36 equipped (some with lighting) ski slopes are available here. They are all of different levels of difficulty. There are red, green, blue, black, as well as freeride areas.

Snowpark is located at an altitude of 2050 meters (ski area “Circus-2”). There are lines for beginners (pussline), a school of snowboarding and alpine skiing, springboards for experienced snowboarders. Installed figures for jibbing. Opening hours depend on the operation of the cable cars. The instructor of the freestyle school will teach park skiing and ski jumping. For freestyle classes, you need to be prepared mentally and physically, while remembering that only the snowboarder himself is responsible for the injuries received.

The freeride policy is as follows: today 6 zones have been determined – “Freeride”, “Fir”, “Mogul”, “Snow”, “Deja Vu” and “Pouder”. All tracks are marked. Avalanche sensors are regularly checked, the data is taken out on an electronic scoreboard in the area of the cable car station and stands installed by the resort partner. Free lectures are available for freeriders. Avalanche equipment and trekkers are rented. At a special training ground, training is conducted to acquire the skills of using avalanche sensors. The administration is not responsible for the life of the tourist, if he is outside the marked area.

After sports and walking activities, the hotel offers a sauna. Traditional Finnish steam room and billiards will help to finish the day pleasantly.

Recreational opportunities for children

There is no entertainment for children at the hotel. All entertainment venues are located at the resort. There are plenty of them:

  • waterpark;
  • children’s rooms and playgrounds;
  • mountain apiary;
  • eSports club;
  • virtual reality gaming club;
  • cinema;
  • hot air balloon flight and other possibilities.

One of the interesting objects of visit in winter is the adventure park Wonder Land. It is a enchanting world of a magical forest, fabulous creatures and magic. Children here are waiting for exciting quests, master classes, forest disco.

Husky Farm is another unique object that works all year round. Here the children will be able to observe the life of northern sled dogs, take care of them and feed them. The old shaman will invite them to his yaranga for a tea party with gingerbread, and at the same time tell a lot of interesting stories about the North and its legends.

Creative master classes are given by artists in the art studio “Olgiz”. Here to teach to make ceramic products, decorate them and paint clay pots.

Excursions and attractions nearby

The hotel does not have its own tour desk, but the administrators will always tell you where you can go to organize interesting leisure activities. Comfortable individual and group tours are offered by agencies and private guides. The following packages are popular:

  • Golden Ring of Abkhazia;
  • Navalishin Canyon and White Rocks;
  • Solohaul and ancient buildings;
  • waterfalls with a real Caucasian feast;
  • hot springs in Kyndyg;
  • New Athos.

You can go to Gagra, Zmeykovsky waterfalls in Sochi, visit Mount Akhun and Akhtyrsky caves. Sightseeing tours of Greater Sochi with a visit to the Olympic Village are the most popular among tourists visiting Krasnaya Polyana for the first time.

Hotel Gala Alpik belongs to the network of its own hotels “Business Holidays”. All hotel complexes are located on the territory of Greater Sochi. The owners guarantee high quality service, comfort and privacy. A special homely atmosphere for guests creates a unique interior of halls, rooms and recreation areas.

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Alina Abramova

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